Tigers pick up Soria's option

Oct 31, 2014 5:32 PM

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers have picked up reliever Joakim Soria's $7 million option for 2015.

The Tigers also announced Friday that they have made $15.3 million qualifying offers to right-hander Max Scherzer and designated hitter Victor Martinez. Detroit would now be able to receive draft-pick compensation if either of those stars were to sign elsewhere via free agency.

Detroit sent right-hander Evan Reed and utilityman Don Kelly to Triple-A Toledo. Outfielder Andy Dirks, who missed this entire season because of a back issue, was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, and left-hander Patrick McCoy was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.

The Tigers also purchased the contract of outfielder Wynton Bernard from Class A West Michigan.

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